Museum of Deportation & Resistance
The Museum of Deportation & Resistance documents Lithuania's struggles with foreign oppression, between 1940 and 1990. The spirit of...
St Michael the Archangel Church
The Soviets turned this blue neo-Byzantine church, filling the sky so dramatically at the eastern end of Laisvės alėja, into a...
Kaunas Picture Gallery
This underrated gem, another branch of the many-tentacled Čiurlionis museum, exhibits works by late-20th-century Lithuanian artists,...
Who would have thought that 'Beer Dream' would be a dive bar, with plenty of scuzzy charm? There are plenty of draught beer options to...
The setting is rustic – aside from the white linen tablecloths – but the traditional Lithuanian food is good. The staff will patiently...
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Sugihara House information
Kaunas-based Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara (1900-86) saved 12,000 Jewish lives between 1939 and 1940, issuing transit visas to stranded Polish Jews who faced being forced into Soviet citizenship. When the Soviets annexed Lithuania and ordered all consulates be shut he asked for a short extension. Dubbed 'Japan's Schindler', he disobeyed orders for 29 days by signing 300 visas per day, and handed the stamp to a Jewish refugee when he left. Sugihara House tells his life story.